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GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

General Motors, the largest American automobile manufacturer, said Monday it plans to stop production at three car plants and two transmission facilities next year.
The list of factories includes the Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio; the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in southeast Michigan; the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada; the Baltimore …

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

A small but powerful storm is making travel difficult as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end.
Snow will move through the Chicagoland area overnight with blizzard-like conditions developing there and in other parts of the Midwest.  Other cities reporting blizzard-like conditions include Kansas City; Shenandoah, Iowa; and Independence, Missouri.
The …

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

It’s a busy day on the nation’s roads and airports as over 50 million Americans travel in many cases not just over the river and through the woods but far greater distances, and the weather in much of the United States will cooperate.
This may be the busiest Thanksgiving holiday for …

Nissan CEO Ghosn Arrested for ‘Significant’ Financial Malfeasance

Nissan CEO Ghosn Arrested for ‘Significant’ Financial Malfeasance

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan after an internal investigation revealed “significant acts of misconduct” over many years by him and another top executive, Greg Kelly.
“These two gentlemen were arrested this evening, that is what I understand,” said Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa at a press conference in Tokyo.
The …

Volkswagen Plans €20,000 Tesla Competitor

Volkswagen Plans €20,000 Tesla Competitor

Volkswagen will reportedly introduce a new electric vehicle that will compete with Tesla yet sell for less than €20,000 ($22,719).
The German automaker will convert multiple factories to produce electric vehicles according to a report in the Handelsblatt. The new electric vehicles will be based on the automaker’s MEB electric vehicle …

Cadillac Presses Pause on Vehicle Subscription Service

Cadillac Presses Pause on Vehicle Subscription Service

General Motors said it was suspending its Book by Cadillac vehicle subscription on December 1, ahead of a planned relaunch in 2019.
The program was revolutionary when it launched in February 2017 with an $1,800 fee that included registration, taxes, insurance, and maintenance with no limit on mileage.. The first city …

Volkswagen Rabbit GTI to Return for 2019

Volkswagen Rabbit GTI to Return for 2019

Fahrvergnügen Continues, 35 Years Down the Road
The first generation Volkswagen Golf was marketed as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States when it was introduced in 1974 to replace the Beetle. Wolfsburg introduced a second generation Golf in 1983 along with a sportier model called the GTI.
The GTI is turning …

U.S. to Rewrite Safety Regulations to Allow Cars Without Steering Wheels or Pedals

U.S. to Rewrite Safety Regulations to Allow Cars Without Steering Wheels or Pedals

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report late last week in which it said it will change the rules for autonomous vehicles and allow them to be sold without a steering wheel, pedals, and mirrors.
The agency “intends to reconsider the necessity and appropriateness of its current safety standards” …

Fuel Prices Approach Four-Year Highs

Fuel Prices Approach Four-Year Highs

If you’ve noticed it’s costing more to fill up at the pump recently, it’s not an illusion. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is approaching a four-year high with no sign of relenting. The cost of diesel fuel is also up substantially.
At $2.866 per …

Porsche Says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Diesels in Wake of Dieselgate Scandal

Porsche Says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Diesels in Wake of Dieselgate Scandal

Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen AG, announced on Sunday it would no longer offer diesel versions of its cars.
The move makes Porsche the first German automaker to drop the diesel engine following the 2015 Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal.
“As a sports-car maker where diesel has traditionally played an inferior role, we have …

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program

Audi Debuts ‘Audi Select’ New Car Subscription Program
Audi of America announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Audi select.
The new offering will have a single tier and drivers will be able to switch two times each month between different types of vehicles during the subscription period. The subscription will …

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Drivers in California who own older low- and zero-emission vehicles will soon lose the right to drive in the state’s high-occupancy vehicle, or HOV, lanes.
The move, which is expected to affect some 220,000 drivers and vehicles, goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
Drivers who received the stickers which permit them to …